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Hell's Kitchen Farm Project

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NYC farming program uses church roof to grow fresh produce

Hallelujah! A baptist church in a neglected Manhattan neighbourhood has entered the urban farming game, with a 1,000 square foot rooftop garden that's producing abundant fruit and veg for the church's busy food pantry. Located in Hell's Kitchen between the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Lincoln Tunnel, the Metro Baptist Church is as far removed from rural farm life as it gets. But with......read more

Downtown From Behind

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NYC street style blog combines biking and fashion

New York-based photographer Bridget Fleming spins street style around with her unconventional take on fashion blogging. Fleming's Downtown From Behind blog features backside views of bike riders on the streets of Lower Manhattan, creating "an environmental portrait for each street and its subject." The project is nothing if not ambitious. With subjects ranging from musicians and models to chefs......read more

Cat Power "Manhattan"

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With co-director Greg Hunt, Chan Marshall creates a wonderful video portrait of Manhattan

In an age when directors often use the music video medium as carte blanche for creative experimentation, it's refreshing to see a simple, literal clip every once in a while. Earlier in the year, Cat Power (Chan Marshall) and Greg Hunt delivered just that with the video for "Manhattan," which finds the enigmatic songwriter chanting and dancing all over the borough. From underground on the subway......read more

WU LYF, "We Bros"

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Manchester four-piece drops new video for potential jam of the year

Continuing the rich Mancunian rock tradition is WU LYF (pronounced "woo life," shorthand for World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation), the "heavy pop" foursome whose debut LP Go Tell Fire to the Mountain will surely find itself on a bunch of Best of 2011 lists this year (including ours). This week, the band dropped a video for "We Bros," one of the album's standout tracks, featuring group of......read more

The Big SHFT: Michael Crooke, Sustainable Business Maverick

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The former Patagonia CEO, now a management professor at Pepperdine University, discusses the role of environmental responsibility in business

Michael W. Crooke's résumé reads like a young achiever's dream bio. The former Navy SEAL (underwater demolition team) holds a Ph.D. in management and has held senior executive roles at a number of companies in the outdoors industry, including Yakima, Kelty Packs, Pearl/Izumi and Patagonia, where he was CEO from 1999 to 2005. It was Crooke's time at Patagonia -- the company founded......read more

The Amaranth Renaissance

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A traditional Mexican grain offers a promising alternative to corn crops under threat by climate change

The vast majority of plant protein consumed by humans comes courtesy of only three crops: rice, wheat, and corn. In Mexico, the main dietary staple is corn, a crop that is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Enter amaranth, an ancient Mexican grain that offers a solution to the difficulties of growing corn in an unstable climate. In a new episode of The World's "What's For Lunch" series,......read more

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